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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 400L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (August 22, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688171397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688171391
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3-What shines through in both of these books is Gibbons's dedication to presenting the games as fun. Each volume outlines all of the necessary equipment and rules and describes a fictitious game to demonstrate the facts. The illustrations, especially those of the players, clearly reflect the action. Both entries have a glossary with key terms, including important concepts such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Excellent choices for beginner players and readers.
Meghan R. Malone, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Reviewed with Gibbons' My Basketball Book.

Ages 5-7. Gibbons introduces the basics of basketball and football in two small-format paperback books. Each book identifies the equipment, the court or field, the positions of the players, and a few rules of the game. In the brightly colored artwork, young players, both boys and girls, illustrate this introductory information, then begin a game that adds a touch of narrative and allows for explanation without the tedium of listing one rule after another. Bas ketball begins "Basketball is fun, whether you are playing yourself or rooting for your favorite team." A similar sentence leads off in Football , and that low-key message is at the heart of both presentations. The books don't cover all the rules; indeed, for kids who are intently interested, they will raise as many questions as they answer. Instead, they offer a starting point for young children trying to figure out what's going on in the sport or how to get in the game. Carolyn Phelan
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More About the Author

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "The Washington Post," "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." She lives in Vermont. Her website is www.gailgibbons.com

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My 4 year old grandson loves this book.
Donna Sprengard
It really explains the game in very easy to understand words for young children!!
Patty
Excellent book for young boys who love football.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By K. Moss on October 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I teach Elem PE and used it as my motivation for my football unit. The students loved it and were amazed that they really didnt know everything. Its colorful, and easy to understand..
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By cws on August 27, 2012
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got this book for my 4 yr old grandson, who love sports. This book explains the rudiments of the game in story form: just what a 4 yr old wants!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Limoge on March 2, 2009
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I ordered this book for a man and his son that are from Indonesia. They were very interested in how the game of American football is played. i ordered this particular book, thinking that it would be easy to understand with the pictures and the simple instructions and rules of the game in English. (They are learning English too). It certainly was the right choice for them. They could understand what they were reading and now they understand American football much better!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nana B on February 1, 2014
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Got this book for my granddaughter to learn about what's going on during the games she watches her daddy coach. Very good work done by author. I even learned a few new things too. This is the second one I have bought for kids who have daddies coaching high school football. Sure helps them learn terms, game and equipment. Helps to see what daddy is doing as a coach. Won't hesitate to buy another in the future.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angela Sivia on January 10, 2014
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My 5 yr old soon LOVES this book! If your child is a sports fanatic, this is a great book!
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5 year old boys - hard to hold attention - this books also teaches me about football and to think, I never knew they changed sides after halftime
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By Trisha L Travis on January 22, 2014
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I bought this as a birthday gift for my nephew. He loves football and he just loved this book. He is only 2 years old and would not put this book down. Great find on my part.
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By DJ Girl on December 19, 2013
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Our 7 year old foster son received this as a gift and he loves it. He is just learning about football and this is a fabulous introduction
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